Florida Tech to Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

– Florida Tech will launch the first in a series of events celebrating the life and achievements of Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.
on campus. The commemoration will take place in the Denius Student Center’s John and Martha Hartley Room, second floor.

To be honored at the commemoration will be one of Florida Tech’s first African American students, Melbourne resident Julius Montgomery. An associate of
Florida Tech founder Dr. Jerry Keuper, Montgomery was a technician and co-worker of Keuper’s at RCA at Cape Canaveral in the late 1950s.

“Julius Montgomery exemplifies a spirit of self-sacrifice and dedication to others. He is a pioneer who played a unique role in the early days of the
university. We are thrilled to honor him and look forward to him speaking at our celebration,” said Dr. Gordon Patterson, Florida Tech historian and
history professor.

Later this month the John Evans Library will debut an exhibit, “Black History: Storied Lives.” Tied to a number of timely events, this exhibit features
such information resources as books, journal articles, government documents, and Internet sites about influential African Americans. An electronic version
of the exhibit will be available at the library’s website.

The public is welcome to attend this presentation of short lectures, which will be followed by light refreshments.

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